Once upon a time, Orange County produced oranges. Actually, it produced a whole lot of other farm products, too. In time, the family farms sold off and the suburbs were built.
However, it seems like no one told the Tanaka family that farms were passé. They bravely soldier on and operate a thirty-five acre farm just minutes from the University of California at Irvine. For those that aren’t up on agriculture, the farm is seasonal and features different offerings throughout the year.
During the fall, the farm is a great place for pumpkins. Pumpkins of all varieties. Big pumpkins. Small pumpkins. Bumpy pumpkins. Deflated pumpkins.
I found out from my father-in-law that there are no pumpkins in Vietnam.
The Tanakas also offer their guests a corn maze.
They also have a tractor ride and a petting zoo. This was a really unique outing right here in Orange County. Thanks to the Tanaka family for sticking to their guns and keeping the family farm going.